Step Out of Your Comfort Zone, Find Magic

Been loving my walk to work the last week. It’s great to be in a creative office surrounded by art and internet.  Our building is about 10 minutes from my door, major score! Greeted by this sign when I walk in. There’a all kinds of creative, vintagey things around here. Will give you a tour one of these days. I did not wear the right shoes for snow! Doh. Shoudl really know better. Yesterday I took my mentee to the AGO for his first visit and to see the Guggenheim exhibit. We walked around and talked about her future eventually coming up with a plan and some actionable items. Vanessa Grillone won the HTC One contest earlier this year and part of the prize was mentorship from me. See her post about winning here and a guest post on my blog here. I absolutely love the AGo and have been…

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Caitlin Cronenberg Portrait Studio at NKPR’s #ITLounge

During TIFF I was a busy little bee. one of my stops was The IT Lounge, hosted by Toronto- and New York-based public relations agency NKPR. In an exclusive collaboration with fashion magazine W, Caitlin Cronenberg took the helm of the portrait studio, snapping photographs of some of the most highly anticipated celebs. The theme was Modern Vintage (which I LOVED) featuring elements of heritage and classic. Décor included antique furniture and trompe d’oeil sets, with the concept for her Portrait Studio based on Casa Susanna. There were also a ton of great brands present in the lounge including Avon, Tweezerman and Roots Canada, Cold Stone Creamery and Italian heritage brand Barilla. Natasha & NKPR, thank you SO MUCH for all the goodies. Avon was lovely and sent me a bunch of lipsticks and the Tweezerman set are the best I’ve ever had. Check out all the portraits from the NKPR portrait studio at  itlounge.nkpr.net and see…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-08-26

Good morning! @ Morrison Lake http://t.co/s2MkQyyX # This Map Shows Where the Assholes On Twitter Are From http://t.co/TiSrbB2Q via @zite # Video: At one trillion frames per second, you can see light move http://t.co/C47xORyN via @newsycombinator #TED # Come celebrate & boogie down with us tonight @SummerWorks closing party! The Great Hall – doors 7pm http://t.co/l4sGb21a # Wise words from my fav author as a kid. http://t.co/GRHjDaC4 # If you are lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change. http://t.co/xcAggxZ8 # Follow your dreams. http://t.co/usLyrruw # Like? http://t.co/ED5Q7E5M #doit # I spy w/ my little eye, a dinosaur? @ Lantern Bay Resort http://t.co/oOPDW6vc # Boat babes! #EmBot @ Lantern Bay Resort http://t.co/P8UI6Lc7 # Relax + Recharge: I was really tired so I took a few days off. Back to schedule… http://t.co/KareiXVr #thisismylife # The Most Beautiful and Imaginative Public Schools in the World http://t.co/tvgIsink via @zite # Thomas Czarnecki’s Dead…

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Media Dinner at Church Aperitivo Bar

I wasn’t sure what Italiam sashimi was but I love Italian food so I was in. The meal at Church was excellent and I tried a few things I’d never had before.  My notes are not nearly as neat near the end as I’m sure I drank a bottle of wine to myself. Italian sashimi is cut thinner than traditional sashimi and comes served with toppings. I appreciated this because although I enjoy eating raw fish, sometimes it’s cut too thick at Japanese places and I struggle to get it down my throat then spit it out in a napkin. I know that’s gross but it’s true ok! I can’t be alone here? I felt pretty great because they had a section ready and a personalized menu. Thanks guys!

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Media Dinner at Alimento Fine Food Emporium

The other day I was invited to an intimate Italian dinner for media at Alimento Fine Foods on King at Bathurst. I live right around the corder but wasn’t sure what was going on there. It looked kinda intimidating in there TBH. Inside is a huge selection of groceries, mostly imported from Italy & around Europe. There’s heaps of gluten free pasta options, and a massive selection of meats & cheese. There’s a great dining area and bar. We ate a ton of amazing food and drank lots of wine. It was wonderful. I suggest you check it out. Find Aliemento on Twitter at @alimentofoods or at alimento.ca. I seriously loved the lasagna, I had two pieces. The owner had the chef bring me out another piece! I was kinda embarrassed but I didn’t even care. GAGA GARFIELD STRIKES AGAIN!  Thanks to Ryan Emberley for the photos and this great shot of Pay Chen and me.…

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This Is What Fun Looks Like

Look in the mirror. Look outside. Look at a kids face. Look at something tasty. Look at the sky. Look at your past. Look at your future. Look deep inside yourself and find the fun in there. It’s there. Look that was ME flying in the sky! Not that exact person but I was flying. Flying! Build your own world and live it in. Daydreaming about time travel. — CASIE STEWART (@casiestewart) July 24, 2012 ♫ Listening to “It’s Time” by Imagine Dragons on @Rdio: rd.io/x/QVmrjzexhVU — CASIE STEWART (@casiestewart) July 24, 2012 Heading to the 1188 office this afternoon then a new Italian eatery King West for dinner. Have an awesome and FUN day!

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